Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have some abusers on FTP which suck all my 100MBs on the server. How I could stop that from Cpanel or iptables or something else?

share|improve this question

closed as off-topic by Hyppy, mdpc, masegaloeh, Scott Pack, Jenny D May 2 '15 at 16:49

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

up vote 2 down vote accepted

I had a similar situation. My situation was resolved in this ServerFault post:

IPTABLES - Limit rate of a specific incoming IP

share|improve this answer

While I strongly advise you not to use ftp but sftp, you can :

  • Ban offending ip with iptable
  • Use an alternate port so that web bots will take longer to brute force your ftp server.
  • Limit the number or ftp sessions depending on the ftp server you use.
share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.